$ 250 (Pps)
The grand old colonial Huntingdon House lies on the Satemwe tea plantation in Southern Malawi. All around are magnificent gardens and beautiful old trees .
Huntingdon House is a 1920’s homestead that originally was estate manager’s lodge on Satemwe. The estate has been in the Cathcart Kay family for generations. And family members still run the tea and coffee production of the estate. Huntingdon House has wonderful original features, and lies only minutes from the working tea fields. S it's the perfect base to explore the Satemwe Tea plantations and the surrounding areas.
You enjoy delicious home-cooked food in the rather grand dining area. Whilst drinks are served on the terrace overlooking the beautifully landscaped garden. All rooms are en suite and have their own unique characteristics. This includes grand bathtubs, open fires and antique furniture.
Activities at Huntingdon House include tours of the tea and coffee plantations, walking on the estate, mountain biking, quad biking and croquet. Or you can take a guided birding walk through Thyolo Forest. Day excursions to other nearby attractions such as Mount Mulanje, the Zomba Plateau or Lake Chirwa are also on offer.
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Huntingdon House Review
Huntingdon House has old world charm which may not appeal to everyone. I liked it but it was slightly dark and a little old-fashioned. However, the food was excellent, as was the setting. The rooms are perfectly fine, but ideally would benefit from some updating or modernising slightly with a ‘softs’ refurbishment. I loved the gardens and even though we didn’t have time to enjoy the tea tasting, this seems like a great activity. Huntingdon House is close to Blantyre and makes a perfect place to break the journey between Majete and Liwonde. Please note that there is no swimming pool at Huntingdon House.